2020 Mitacs Student Research Award Winners
Completing a Capstone research project is a significant achievement for many Capilano University students. This year five of our graduates were recognized by CapU and the Canadian research agency Mitacs for outstanding academic research.
• Morgan van Diessen and Weyshan Yung, Bachelor of Early Childhood Care and Education, 2020
• Simran Sarwara, Bachelor of Liberal Studies, 2020
• Nivedan Kaushal, Bachelor of Communication Studies, 2020
• Sara Sayam, Bachelor of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2020
“This is wonderful news for very deserving recipients,” says Kym Stewart, instructor in CapU’s School of Communication. “These students have shown remarkable perseverance when faced with an abrupt change to last term, and it is gratifying to see their hard work recognized in this way.”
The recipients received written congratulations from CapU President Paul Dangerfield and $100 cash award from Mitacs.
Students completing a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Applied Behaviour Analysis, Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Communication Studies, Bachelor of Early Childhood Care and Education, and Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Applied Behaviour Analysis are required to complete a Capstone project in fulfillment of their degree.
Capstone projects are faculty-supervised research projects that integrate knowledge, skills, and values acquired during a student's academic studies. Completed individually or in groups, projects serve as an opportunity for students to put all of their learning into practice. Several 2020 student Capstone projects are accessible via the Capilano University’s institutional repository.
In previous years, students have presented their Capstone project research to their peers and faculty at the University’s annual Student Research Symposium (SRS). The SRS was cancelled due to COVID-19 this year; the University hopes to resume the SRS in 2021.
Submitted by: Communications